So Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, surely she is your wife! So how could you say, ‘She is my sister?’”

And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘I might die because of her.’” Bible see other translations

“Because I said.” It is understood from the context that Isaac said this to himself, which is why some translations have, “I thought,” instead of “I said.”

Commentary for: Genesis 26:9